Joint Pain

By MagWhls Latest Activity November 14, 2014 at 8:17 am Views 6,553 Replies 8 Likes 2


Good morning folks, I am new here, so hopefully I am doing all this right :) For the last few months, I've had severe joint pain in my hands, knees, and shoulders. I had a colonoscopy done, and there was significant disease activity but I had to stop Humira due to pneumonia. Has anyone experienced the joint pain as a Crohn's sufferer? I don't have GI symptoms (which my GI thought was very odd as I had active disease in my digestive tract) but the joint pain is severe.

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  • Crohns_strong
    Crohns_strong January 1, 2016 at 10:07 pm   

    I've had Crohn's disease for approximately 20 years now. I've only started with extreme joint pain, stiffness, and even swelling in the last 5 years. I've recently started seeing a new GI doctor that specializes in IBDs. He has put me on celebrex for my joint pain and it has been amazing! It has really helped me a lot. I'm not saying that I never have bad days because I do, but they are few and far between after starting the Celebrex. May be something you want to talk to your doctor about…just a suggestion.

  • gdelahanty
    gdelahanty January 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm   

    Yea, but I have to find a new GI doctor first. But thanks for the suggestions!

  • ATLW
    ATLW April 15, 2015 at 8:49 pm   

    Hi- Sorry about your joint pain. There is a close relationship between Crohns and certain forms of arthritis. They are both immune-based diseases. I have psoriatic arthritis which is tied to Crohns - which I also have, luckily it's under control. If you look at many of the biologic drugs, like Humira, they're typically approved for both diseases. I take Cimzia with treats my arthritis and my Crohns. I would suggest mentioning it to your doc since it could be part of your Crohns. Feel better!

  • Whitepussy
    Whitepussy December 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm   

    Have you tried using oil on the joints?

  • Caza
    Caza December 26, 2014 at 11:11 am   

    no I haven't, have you and does it help?

  • ozair
    ozair March 10, 2015 at 6:30 am   


  • Caza
    Caza December 3, 2014 at 10:21 am   

    I get a lot of joint pains in the cold weather, this is manly down to the tablets i take, Hope you get sorted your not alone

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